APD launches new crime map,paid for by criminals


by Your Alaska Link News Team

ANCHORAGE-From the streets to your fingertips, Anchorage police launched a new crime map system Wednesday.Anchorage residents can now access even more data.
It's called RAIDS Online and it lets you customize what you want to know about the types of crimes in your city.The database has crime information dating back to 2012. APD say they want the system to update as far back as 1998.

You can search by city, address or specific type of incident. Features even  allow you to have a specific report emailed to you daily.

APD pays a little over seven thousand a year to use the service, "We're paying for this out of asset forfeiture which means tax payers are not paying for this. The criminals and drug dealers are paying for this so we thank them for their participation in making our community safer," said Chief Mark Mew.

Anchorage is the only law enforcement agency to use the system in Alaska.


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